A couple of weeks ago was homecoming and I probably should have posted this earlier but I was just too lazy to start. For you who don't know what homecoming is, it is specific for America and it's a week where you have dress up days and then a dance and also a homecoming football game. First of all it is a opportunity for already graduated students to come back for the game. Today it is so much more than that with the dress ups and there's also the coronation of homecoming king and queen. Not every school have homecoming the same week and every school have different homecoming traditions. I know some school have a powderpuff game which is when the girls play football and the guys coach, but we don't have that.
On Monday, which was the first day, it was western day for dress up and everyone came to school dressed in something that was western. Someone even came to school riding a horse and someone took their tractor. I wore a pair of blue jeans with a big buckle belt, a flannel shirt and I also borrowed Amanda's cowboy boots. With that I braided my hair. It was so much fun to come to school and see everyone dressed up, everyone went all in. Emma had even brought a horse mask. That day was also a JV and middle school football game which we went to after practice.
On Tuesday was spirit day so everyone dressed up in the school colors which is red and white. I wore one of the guys' football jerseys and just a pair of jeans. At every lunch that week we had games for Monday you had to make a solo cup fall of the table with the help of a balloon. On Tuesday you were supposed to be two people and one of the two had to roll a toilet paper roll from one side of the gym to the other and then back. The seniors was on field trip that day though so it was only us foreigners and none of the others wanted to play so I guess we got last. After school on Tuesday we had our homecoming volleyball game which was fun because the whole town came to watch us.
Wednesday was the class surprise day and we had chose "tourist" so I dressed up in a so called "Hawaii-shirt", a pair of jeans shorts, a bucket hat, crew socks pulled up as far as I possibly could and slides lol. When I got up to eat breakfast Jeff asked me if I wanted to speak at the Rotary Club meeting that day and I said yes so at lunch we went downtown to a restaurant called Sissy's and we got lunch and I basically talked about what Sweden is like and what made me decide on being an exchange student. It was fun and there were a lot of nice people there, people who actually wanted to know what my home country was like and what I thought about their little town. After that I went back to school and after school we had practice as usual.
Thursday was celebrity day and everyone dressed up as a celebrity one way or another. I of course had to represent my pride in my country and soccer so I dressed up as Zlatan Ibrahimovic even though no one knew who he was.
On Thursday night was also the coronation of the king and queen and the homecoming dance. Some schools have a really formal homecoming dance where they dress up and go together with a date but at my school everyone just went with jeans and a t-shirt. The coronation was from 7.30-8.00 and then the dance started at 8.30. Bailey and Jayd won homecoming king and queen by the way and they looked beautiful doing so. During the coronation the band played and the cheerleaders danced. They also announced everyone that played any sport so they called up all the volleyball players for example so we went out on the floor and everyone in the audience greeted us with applause. The dance was fun and unlike in Sweden everyone danced and there were also a bunch of slow dances throughout the night. Once again unlike in Sweden people actually danced even to slow songs. I danced with a couple of guys who asked me to dance. And it was fun because no one made it a big deal.
Here comes Friday, everyone dressed up in their assigned class colors, seniors had black and basically all we did was work on our floats for the homecoming parade that was taking place at 1pm on Main Street. Our class chose The Flintstones for our theme so we took a golf cart and put it on top of our trailer and we decorated it with a bunch of signs and characters from the show. Me, Jorgan and Cade were on the float dressed up as the characters and we through out candy for the kids. It was really fun and overall the homecoming week was probably the most I've had.
After school we had practice for awhile until we got to go home and get ready for the football game. Gregory's football team is really good and we are ranked number 1 in the state and with that said, we won our homecoming game which was awesome! The spirit was on top and everyone was super excited. '
Thanks to everyone who made this week the most memorable one of my life so far. I had a blast!!❤️ And once again I'm so sorry for the late post. Homecoming week was September 18-22.
I'll catch up you later!